Boys Varsity Cross Country · BHS Boys Cross Country finishes close 2nd at CBC championships

  Place Points
Jonathan Alder High School 1st 47
Springfield Shawnee High School 3rd 74
Benjamin Logan High School 4th 100
Urbana High School 5th 147
North Union High School 6th 150
Tecumseh High School 7th 182
Graham High School 8th 195
London High School 9th 245
Indian Lake High School 10th 246
Bellefontaine High School th 54

Richwood- The Chieftain across Country squad raced its way to a 2nd place finish out of the 11 teams at the CBC Championships Saturday. Jonathan Alder seeking its 5th consecutive state meet berth escaped with a 7 point win with 47 points. BHS boys were a close 2nd with 54.

There were 97 runners in the field. Junior Connor Skidmore and freshman Tony Stewart led the Chieftains finishing 2nd and 3rd overall to earn first team all league honors. Stewart’s time is Coach Davis’ fastest freshman in his 35 year career. Individual Results are as follows;

2. Conner Skidmore 16:57 Career Best (1st team)
3. Tony Stewart 17:11 PR Career Best (1st team)
11. Gannon Purcell 17:38 (2nd team all league)
18. Justin Carper 17:49 Season Best (2nd team)
20. Patrick Donnelly 17:53 Season Best (2nd team)
24. Gavin Wilson 17:58 Season Best
42. Ollie Moreland 19;09 Career Best
67. Seth Taylor 20:52 Career Best
72. Noah Conner 21:10 Career Best
82. Nate Hardy 21:49 Season Best
90. Micah Woolf 23:10 Season Best
92. Alex Miller 23:59 Career Best

“I am proud how this team has bounced back from adversity since the onset of the season. It has been a whirlwind of roster depletion, yet we still put ourselves in position to have a shot at a championship. It would’ve taken a perfect race to win. Having 10/12 season best times nearly did that! We wish the best to seniors Nate Hardy, Micah Woolf, Noah Conner, Levon Howard, Payton Plikerd, and Hayden Deitsch. The future is bright as we return 6/7 of our varsity and the middle school placed 2nd today as well.”